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  • OSFI puts kibosh on bank risk-sharing by Justin da Rosa | 01 Oct 2014

    The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) will not force Canada’s banks to assume more mortgage risk, despite calls from many in the industry for them to do so. read more

  • CMP Broker Lifestyle Survey: What should we ask? by CMP | 01 Oct 2014

    Last year marked the inaugural Broker Lifestyle Issue and in it, we uncovered just what exactly makes up the average mortgage broker. But this year, we'd like to get even more detailed so let us know what questions you'd like to see us ask in the comments below. read more

  • Why personality beats products every time by MBN | 01 Oct 2014

    "Sometimes brand success isn’t about product at all, it’s about attitude." These are the thoughts of uberbrand managing director Dan Ratner, who believes that a brand isn’t just a product or service. "It is the sum of everything your customers think about you.” read more

  • Realtors top the list for wage increases by Jamie Henry | 01 Oct 2014

    The latest survey of payroll hours and earnings from Statistics Canada shows that real estate agents have seen the biggest gains in income in the past year. read more

  • Is there a better way to add the homes Vancouver needs? by | 01 Oct 2014

    Patrick Condon is the chairman of the University of BC’s urban design program and he believes that Vancouver’s current policy of building big developments away from the core downtown area isn’t necessarily the best option. read more

  • Loonie falls to lowest level since March by | 01 Oct 2014

    Weaker-than-expected GDP figures for July have hit the Canadian dollar, which has fallen to its lowest level since the end of March. read more

  • Nova Scotia bans fracking by Jamie Henry | 01 Oct 2014

    As expected, Nova Scotia has banned high-volume fracking except for testing and research purposes. read more

  • Prevalence of collateral mortgages may surprise you by Jamie Henry | 30 Sep 2014

    ​Brokers don’t mince words when it comes to banks’ collateral charge mortgage practices but a recent MortgageBrokerNews.ca poll shows just how prevalent they are in the mortgage broker industry as well. read more

  • Guest column: A valuable tool in your broker toolbox by MBN | 30 Sep 2014

    It’s not for everyone, writes Anson Martin of Verico Fair Mortgage Solutions, but private financing can get the financing your client needs if the broker is willing to work for it. read more

  • Brokers: Are you on the verge of burnout? by MBN | 30 Sep 2014

    The ways burnout manifests itself can range drastically – for some, its aggressive behaviour at work; for others, it’s downing a few extra glasses of wine at home. read more